Are drones safe?Drone Infrared ImagingYes with technology today drones still need to be flown by a certified pilot, however with features such as return home, auto take off and obstacle avoidance they are becoming safer than ever.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you insured?Drone Infrared ImagingYes, we are insured by one of the few leaders in the industry who specialize in covering UAS' for liability and damage.
What if the battery goes dead before the drone lands?Drone Infrared ImagingThere are safeguards put into play for this scenario. The drone is connected to an iPad with software that is tracking the battery life. Once it gets to a certain level it will give a warning. If it gets too low, the drone automatically returns to home base.
How can a drone be used to help my company be safe?Drone Infrared ImagingDrone flight over a work project can reveal many areas of deficiency. These pictures and or videos can serve for future training to let the guys know what they are doing wrong and what they are doing well.
When can I expect my pictures and or video?Drone Infrared ImagingThat depends. If you want the raw uncut or Photoshopped version, then the images can be uploaded right away for immediate viewing. If editing is involved, probably a couple of days.
Can a pilot fly a drone anywhere he wants?Drone Infrared Imaging
No. There are many factors involved. Is the flight in controlled airspace B,C,D. If so the tower needs to be contacted to get permission. Are there any flight restrictions? Notams need to be checked before any flight can be carried out. Sectional charts (used by pilots) need to be checked to see if there are any issues or restrictions.
Is an infrared roof scan the best course of action for buying a commercial building?Drone Infrared ImagingIt is the perfect thing to do. Commercial roofs are an expensive proposition. Knowing if there are any moisture areas under the roof system could save you a bundle.
What kind of thermal imaging camera do you use?Drone Infrared Imaging
How long can you fly?Drone Infrared ImagingWe use LiPo rechargeable batteries to power our copters. Each battery lasts approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on the payload, temperature and type of aircraft. A battery change only takes 2 minutes and we always bring multiple batteries to each shoot and recharge during flights as long as there is an outlet nearby.